Thursday, February 26, 2009

Leahy Schedules Hearing, Names Witnesses on Truth Commission

Senator Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senator Judiciary Committee, announced three witnesses for an upcoming Judiciary Committee hearing on Leahy's proposal to establish a nonpartisan commission to examine national security policies, including detention and treatment of enemy combatants, in the Bush administration.  Leahy invited Thomas Pickering, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Retired Vice Admiral Lee Gunn; and 9/11 Commission senior counsel and team leader John Farmer.

The hearing will take place next Wednesday, March 4, at 10:00 am, and will be web-cast on the Committee's web-site.


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